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Kalaja Fortress

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Fort
Ranked #26 in Tirana things to do
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Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
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Also known as Tirana Castle, or the Fortress of Justinian - Kalaja simply means Fortress or Castle in the Albanian language - the ruins of this medieval fortification once formed the centre of the city. It dates back to the Byzantine Empire - presumably its named for Emporer Justinian - and although little has survived, much is planned to be restored, and it still makes for a great piece of history to see.

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Also known as the Fortress of Giustiniano or Castello di Tirana. The ancient manor rises in Rruga Murat Toptani. Its construction dates back to the Byzantine period (6th century). Today only the high walls and three towers remain, but they are doing some renovation work for the purpose of tourism.

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